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Candidate

  Ken Clarke
Rushcliffe

Elected in 2001? 
Personal details
Married November 7, 1964, Gillian Mary Edwards
1 son, 1 daughter

Education
Nottingham High School
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA, LLB) (President, Cambridge Union 1963)

Non-political career
Called to the Bar 1963
Member, Midland Circuit, practising from Birmingham
QC 1980
Chairman, Alliance UniChem 1997-
Director, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust 1997-
Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco 1998-
Director, Independent News and Media (UK).

Electoral history
Contested Mansfield Notts 1964 and 1966 general elections. Member for Rushcliffe since June 1970.

Political career
PPS to Solicitor General 1971-72
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport 1979-80
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport 1980-82
Minister for Health 1982-85
Paymaster General and Employment Minister 1985-87
Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster (Minister of Trade and Industry) 1987-88
Secretary of State for: Health 1988-90
Education and Science 1990-92
Home Secretary 1992-93
Chancellor of the Exchequer 1993-97
Contested Leadership of the Conservative Party June 1997. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesman on: Social Services 1974-76
Industry 1976-79.

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